bbbOf the present ability of america. He does agree with the documents. America was geographically centralized and an ideal place to build a shipping fleet. With a wealth of natural products, Tar, iron, timber and cordage, it made successful industry possible. It was inevitable that a navy was necessary, because relying on a navy 3000 miles away was of no use. Colonies had to protect themselves. And become self sufficient.Our own force should be employed on our own coast. He states that the more men have to lose, the less distance they will travel. Rich men are cowards.20 When William the conquerr subdued England,
He gave them the law of the sword. Until we have consent that the seat of government be legal, we shall be in danger of having it filled by ruffian, he may treat us in the same manner but we will still not have freedom and power to govern ourselves.
29 Common sense. As long as we profess to the be the subjects of Britain, we will be considered by foreign nations as rebels. For men to be in arms under the name of England, we on the spot can solve the paradox, but this is not the case. In short we must organize our small government, make our own currency, created our own wealth and build using our own abundance of resources.
This is again very closely aligned with the documents. Dawe, Philip. The alternative of Williamsburg.
1775 Photograph. Shows patriots forcing merchants to sign agreements prohibiting the importation of british goods. The colonist also felt that they could utilize the resources to build and prosper.